To recognize community physicians who contribute to the education and training of clinical students.
Deadline for submission
Recipients receive a framed certificate from Alpha Omega Alpha, an engraved AΩA key ring and their name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the Dean’s office in the school where they volunteer.
Recipients of the award are eligible to receive the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award only once.
Nominees need not be members of AΩA, however, if they are a member they must have active status.
Nominations for the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award may be made by all clinical students, with the recipient chosen by student members of the AΩA Chapter. The AΩA Councilor at each school is responsible for the nomination process. Each Chapter is allowed to nominate one VCF per year.
Nominations must be submitted online through the Online Submission link below.
Please allow four to five weeks lead time if you would like the certificate for an event.
Questions may be directed to Libby Appel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-859-4149.
Chapter Use Only
The Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award is presented annually by local Chapters or Associations to recognize community physicians who have contributed with distinction to the education and training of medical students. AΩA provides a permanent plaque for each Chapter’s dean’s office; a plate with the name of each year’s honoree may be added each year that the award is given. Honorees receive a framed certificate and engraved key ring. The 34 recipients are:
Randi Abramson, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Janice L Bacon, MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Marie A Bentsianov, MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Regina Carney, MD, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Scott Coates, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Chrisette Dharma, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Rachel DiSanto, MD, The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Valerie Edwards, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Christine Fanning, MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Lisa Ann Gaffney, MD, State University of New York Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Cynthia Galvan, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
Brian Gavitt, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cyrus Hamidi, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
William Handy, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Kathryn Idol-Xixis, MD (AΩA, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 2010), James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University
Elizabeth O. Iledare, MD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Thomas Kalman, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Amrit S. Khalsa, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine
Joshua Kitchens, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Stephen Lane, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Eric Lazar, MD (AΩA, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1989), Sidney Kimmel Medical College
George Liakeas, MD, New York Medical College
Kristin Martel, MD (AΩA, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2007) Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Ronald Romero, MD, University of Michigan Medical School
Amir Salam, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
James L Sanders, MD (AΩA, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 2015), University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Monty Sellon, MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Olga Shabalov, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
R. Maclean Smith, MD, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Roy Strowd, Jr., MD (AΩA, Wake Forest School of Medicine, 2008), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Alexandra Sueda, MD (AΩA, University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2004), University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
AnneMarie Tull, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Bridget Wild, MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Beginning August 1, 2019 all AΩA awards, fellowships, grants, and program submissions must be electronically submitted through the appropriate page on the AΩA website.